Stare Miasto

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  • Day9

    Day 9 Warsaw

    August 11 in Poland

    Our plan for this day was to do a free walking tour in old town to get to know it a little bit better, but as we woke up it was raining cats and dogs! After all this time with perfect sunny weather we haven't been prepared at all. We decided to sleep late and relax until the weather got better. In the afternoon the rain ended and we were able to go into the old town. We catched a free walking tour. It led through the old town and was quite interesting. Afterwards we ate polish dinner again and returned to the apartment. Finally we went out to explore the nightlife of Warsaw. We found a club which was partly outside and it seemed to be quite local. After some hours we returned to the flat.Read more

  • Day5

    Warschau Altstadt

    May 11 in Poland

    Mittags mit der Metro zur Altstadt gefahren. Hier war im 2ten Weltkrieg alles zerstört und wurde danach Originalgetreu wieder aufgebaut.
    Leckeres alkoholfreies Bier getrunken und dann weiter zur Markthalle, dort wurde noch Brot gebacken indem es an die Wand des Ofen geklebt wurde. Warm gegessen, ein Gedicht.

    Abends auf dem Campingplatz noch ein Chinesisches Ehepaar getroffen und mit einem sprachübersetzenden Handy uns unterhalten. Die beiden sind 16.000 km aus China in einem einfachen Bus gekommen und wollen noch ganz Europa bereisen. Wahnsinn....Read more

  • Day262

    Last day in Warsaw

    May 23, 2017 in Poland

    Well I decided to stay another day because I didn't see everything and because it's just so gorgeous. I went to the train station and got a 1st class ticket for tomorrow that was cheaper than buying a regular ticket for today. I went to the Dali-Warhol art exhibit, which was a little disappointing because it was only one floor ($17.50). I've been to better exhibits for less. I walked back to the hostel to rest and then went off an hour later to the Warsaw uprising museum. It was so hot and quite a ways away. I went to the former Jewish ghetto section where more than 300,000 Jews were executed. I finally reached the uprising museum and it was closed. Back to the hostel I went. Bought some items for tomorrow's roadtrip and in the evening participated in the "learn polish" program at the hostel. That was fun! (16km today)Read more

  • Day16

    Warsaw - Monday

    August 29, 2016 in Poland

    We started the day by catching a train to Warsaw, which was efficient as the European trains normally are however I was disappointed that they got my order for breakfast wrong and I ended up with scrambled eggs instead of some hot croissants with jam that I was looking forward to eating.

    We initially got a little lost trying to find our way to our apartment from the train station and frustrated with the stupid cobblestones that make wheeling bags around very annoying.

    We settled in for some recovery time and then headed into the nearby shopping centre for some everyday shopping time. We enjoyed some classy food court food for dinner (Zinger burgers are pretty much the same all over the world). There was a Magnum ice cream stand there where they would let you pick your toppings and dip the ice cream bars in dark/white/milk chocolate.
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  • Day2476

    Warsaw - Historic Centre

    April 19, 2017 in Poland

    During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw's historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops. After the war, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens resulted in today's meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its churches, palaces and market-place.
    Info: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/30
    Video: https://youtu.be/4uijtnFlnBk

  • Day2

    Discovering Old Town

    July 22, 2017 in Poland

    We begonnen de dag met een Free Walking Tour door Old Town. Na twee uur wandelen en luisteren hebben we een goed overzicht gekregen van de turbulente geschiedenis van Polen. Het is indrukwekkend om te zien hoe deze stad helemaal is heropgebouwd nadat het voor 85% platgebombardeerd was door nazi Duitsland tijdens WWOII.

    Dan wandelden we naar de rechteroever, hebben we wat gelezen op het strand en namen we de ferrie terug naar Linkeroever om daar een koffietje te drinken. Vandaag hebben we vooral veel geschild en genoten van het niks doen

    Na al dit wandelen in het snikhete Warschau was de opfrissing in de hostel geen overbodige luxe. Deze stad komt 's avonds helemaal tot leven met de verschillende straatartiesten (vooral vuurspuwers) op de pleintjes. We aten lekkere falafel en humus in Bejrut Falafel, om daarna langs het water te kuieren richting een barretje. Gezellig!
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  • Day57

    Warschau / Warszawa Wschodnia

    July 1, 2014 in Poland

    Morgens im vier in Warschau. Sonnenaufgang und Regen. Wir werden einmal durch langes und lautes Rangieren geweckt, dann geht es weiter.
    Leider funktioniert das WLAN im Zug jetzt nicht mehr. Und der Speisewagen wurde abgehängt.

  • Day518

    Day 519: Exploring Warsaw

    July 18 in Poland

    Although Warsaw is a huge city, the world heritage area here is comparatively small. It only covers the Old Town which dates back to the city's founding in the 13th century. But it's not listed because of its age - it's on the list because it was almost completely destroyed during WWII and then reconstructed, brick by painstaking brick. Over 80% of the buildings were destroyed which is staggering, but after the war people began to use the leftover materials to rebuild their homes. In many cases decorations were found in the rubble, and reinstalled in place.

    We spent a good day here just wandering around and filming various sites - a few cathedrals, town squares, bastions and the like. Interesting stuff. Had lunch at a restaurant in a side-alley, since the main square looked to be full of tourist traps (unpriced photos of food, waiters with menus spruiking) and had a big plate of Polish dumplings each. We both got the mixed plate, which had various fillings - cottage cheese, minced pork, mushrooms, potato and bacon etc. Delicious.

    Eventually by mid-afternoon the heat had defeated us - it was about 28 and blazing sun, and Schnitzel was definitely struggling too. I think humans find it easier to adapt to big changes in temperature than dogs do - we can change clothes after all, but he's only got his fur and can only grow or shed it slowly for the seasons. So we retreated to our little studio apartment and relaxed for a while.

    Early evening (after another thunderstorm passed over!) we went out and met a travel blogger friend Hanna, who we'd met at TBEX in Manila nearly two years ago. We've actually seen her again a couple of times, elsewhere in the Philippines and later in Kuala Lumpur as well. She's Polish and lives just outside of Warsaw, so we had a few drinks and caught up with her which was nice. Spain is her next stop, to go and work for an NGO in Granada - very cool!
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